Associate Professor of Spanish; Chair, Department of World Languages and Literature
- 585-567-9603 ext #6030
- Chamberlain Center 211
- World Languages & Literatures
- B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., University of the West Indies (1997,1999,2005)
Marlene Collins-Blair, originally from the island of Jamaica, has been teaching at Houghton College since August 2005. She brings to the classroom a passion and love for foreign languages, literatures and cultures. She has travelled extensively in the Spanish-speaking world and lived in Spain for an extended period as she completed post-secondary studies.
She has a published article and has presented at several conferences. Her most recent paper, presented at the conference of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association was: “Connecting High-Impact Practices, the Essential Learning Outcomes, and the Five C’s in in the Christian Foreign Language Classroom: Towards a Model of Seamless Integration for the New Global Century”.
A generalist in Hispanic studies, she teaches almost all of the upper-level courses in the Spanish curriculum. Her goal is to create and sustain a dynamic and academically challenging learning environment that facilitates mastery of the Spanish language and its related literatures and cultures in a manner that exemplifies the College’s mission to prepare students to become globally-engaged scholar-servants.